Industrial Engineering, MS
Analytics, Health Care, Human Factors, Industrial Engineering, Information Management, Logistics, Mathematical modeling, Operations Research, Probability, Quality Assurance, Six Sigma, Statistician, Supply Chain Engineering, approved for STEM-OPT extension, engineeringgrad, optimization
This program is consistently ranked among the top 20 graduate programs in the United States, recognized for its high-impact, agile, interdisciplinary, results-oriented research on the most pressing societal needs.
The industrial engineering MS program prepares students to give practical and economically efficient solutions to real-life, complex problems --- solutions that require a system level approach. Examples of these problems include health delivery, food and energy systems, as well as those that arise in the strategic planning of manufacturing, logistics operations and service industries. Some of the tools used to address these problems include statistics, optimization, computer simulation and advanced analytics.
The industrial engineering program is immersed in the innovation environment that permeates Arizona State University, and its faculty members are internationally recognized for their innovative research projects, funded both by government and industry.
This program may be eligible for an Optional Practical Training extension for up to 36 months. This OPT work authorization term may help international students gain skills and experience in the U.S. Those interested in an OPT extension should review ASU degrees that qualify for the STEM-OPT extension at ASU's International Students and Scholars Center website.
The OPT extension only applies to students on an F-1 visa and does not apply to students completing the degree through ASU Online.
Students can choose to create their own concurrent degree combination to match their interests by working with their academic advisor during or after their first semester of study. Some concurrent combinations are not possible due to high levels of overlap in curriculum; students should speak with their academic advisor for more details.
This degree is also offered as a concurrent program with the following:
Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. Students typically receive approval to pursue the accelerated master’s during the junior year of their bachelor's degree program. Interested students can learn about eligibility requirements and how to apply.
30 credit hours and a thesis, or
30 credit hours including a portfolio
Required Core (12 credit hours) Elective (0 or 6 credit hours) Related Area (12 credit hours) Culminating Experience (0 or 6 credit hours) Additional Curriculum Information At the time of admission, students' applications are considered primarily for the nonthesis track. After matriculating at Arizona State University, a student may consult with and receive approval from the industrial engineering faculty to pursue the thesis track.
IEE 505 Information Systems Engineering (3) or IEE 506 Web-Enabled Decision Support Systems (3)
IEE 545 Advanced Simulating Stochastic Systems (3) or IEE 561 Production Systems (3)
IEE 572 Design Engineering Experiments (3) or IEE 573 Reliability Engineering (3) or IEE 578 Regression Analysis (3)
IEE 574 Applied Deterministic Operations Research (3) or IEE 575 Applied Stochastic Operations Research Models (3)
IEE 599 Thesis (6) or
The Master of Science in industrial engineering is a 30 credit hour program which has a thesis and a nonthesis track. The thesis track requires 24 credit hours of coursework, six credit hours of thesis, a written thesis and a final oral examination. The nonthesis track requires 30 credit hours of coursework and a portfolio.
Required Core (12 credit hours)
Elective (0 or 6 credit hours)
Related Area (12 credit hours)
Culminating Experience (0 or 6 credit hours)
Additional Curriculum Information
At the time of admission, students' applications are considered primarily for the nonthesis track. After matriculating at Arizona State University, a student may consult with and receive approval from the industrial engineering faculty to pursue the thesis track.
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution.
Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
All applicants must submit:
- graduate admission application and application fee
- official transcripts from all institutions attended
- a statement of purpose
- proof of English language proficiency
Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of their current residency.
At the time of application, all applicants must have successfully completed a minimum of nine credit hours of calculus (Calculus I, II, III) with a grade of "C" (scale is 4.00 = "A") or higher.
A student with any deficiency coursework must complete each deficiency with a grade of "B" or better (scale is 4.00 = "A") within two semesters of admission to the program. Deficiency courses include:
CSE 110 Principles of Programming
CSE 205 Object-oriented Programming and Data Structures
IEE 376 Operations Research Deterministic Techniques/Applications
IEE 380 Probability and Statistics for Engineering Problem Solving
IEE 470 Stochastic Operations Research
MAT 242 Elementary Linear Algebra
ASU offers this program in an online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. Applicants may view the program’s ASU Online page for program descriptions and to request more information.
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Program learning outcomes identify what a student will learn or be able to do upon completion of their program. This program has the following program outcomes:
- Conduct advanced modeling from the fields of operations research and management information systems through the use of analysis tools at the MS level
- Apply key theories and methods used in the field of industrial engineering to develop solutions.
- Integrate learning to deliver an organized description of an industrial engineering solution.
Industrial engineers integrate people, processes, equipment, information and systems to do things better. The industrial engineering graduates will be developing, implementing and improving processes, operations and systems in industries for manufacturing, services, communications, agriculture or any other field.
Graduates of the Master of Science program in industrial engineering are suited for careers in logistics, finance, defense, travel and health care.